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K245


Japanese sounding rocket. Subscale test rocket used in development of the Kappa series of sounding rockets.

Gross mass: 300 kg (660 lb).
Height: 5.60 m (18.30 ft).
Diameter: 0.25 m (0.82 ft).
Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).
First Launch: 1958.06.14.
Number: 1 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Kappa The Kappa series represented Japan's first large post-war indigenously-developed sounding rockets. They led eventually to the Lambda and Mu solid rocket satellite launchers. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • ISAS Japanese agency overseeing development of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Akita Sounding rocket launch site for Kappa series, known to have been used for 81 launches from 1956 to 1990. More...

Associated Stages
  • K245-1 Solid rocket stage. 34.00 kN (7,644 lbf) thrust. Mass 100 kg (220 lb). More...

K245 Chronology


1958 June 14 - . 01:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Akita. LV Family: Kappa. Launch Vehicle: K245.
  • Test mission - . Nation: Japan. Agency: ISAS. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

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